Spark Newton!

Celebrating the power of philanthropy throughout Newton County.

Local Flavor

Spark Newton!—formerly the Newton Fund—was established in 2000 to bring together donors, nonprofits and community members to make philanthropy happen in Newton County. Spark Newton offers grantmaking, philanthropic learning opportunities and community awareness activities.

Spark Newton! Nonprofit Development Summit

The Spark Newton! Advisory Committee invites you to attend the first Spark Newton! Nonprofit Development Summit. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with other nonprofit and philanthropic leaders who are committed to a healthier and more prosperous county in 2017 and beyond. We aim to educate and motivate you to embrace fund and resource development in your community and to leverage metro Atlanta’s regional assets to reflect the issues and solve the problems that matter most in your county.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Newton Conference Center
8100 Bob Williams Parkway
Covington, GA 30014

Click here to learn more and register.


Since 2000, Spark Newton! has granted more than $286,000 to area nonprofits to respond to the changing needs of the community. Last year’s grantee was Main Street Porterdale.


Eligibility and Application Materials

The 2017 deadline for this program will be announced shortly. Please sign up for the Foundation’s email newsletter to receive future notifications about this program.


To include a local perspective in this work, Spark Newton! has an Advisory Committee comprised of knowledgeable leaders representing diverse segments of the community. Committee members live and work in Newton County and are committed to developing local philanthropy and responding to the needs of their community.

  • Greg Proffitt, Chair
  • Katrina Young, Vice Chair
  • Katie Beam
  • Robert Betzel
  • Candy Morris
  • Dr. Anthony Neal
  • Landis Stephens
  • Olivia Wintz
  • Allison Woodard
  • Daisy Woods

For more information about Spark Newton!, please contact:

Lesley Grady
Senior Vice President, Community

Lita Ugarte Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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